Advertisement

Community rallies around Sundance family whose home was destroyed by fire

Click to play video: 'Sundance community rallies to help family that lost everything in fire' Sundance community rallies to help family that lost everything in fire
WATCH: As Kerry Nagata sifts through what is left of her family’s belongings the community of Sundance rallies to help the family after fire destroyed their home Friday. As Kris Laudien reports, the mother of four is touched by the “amazing” generosity people have shown her family – Mar 27, 2017

As Kerry Nagata sifts through what is left of her family’s belongings, the community of Sundance has been coming together to help the family after fire destroyed their home Friday.

The mother of four choked up when talking about the generosity people in her community have shown her family.

“I can’t even express my gratitude. I can’t even put it into words. It’s amazing,” she said.

READ MORE: Southeast Calgary home destroyed by fire

Lynn Bradshaw, who lives in the community, said she doesn’t know the Nagata’s, but didn’t hesitate to get involved in helping them rebound from the tragedy.

“As soon as we saw the house my family burst out crying and we knew we wanted to do something. We have started a Facebook page called ‘Help the Nagata’s’ and we are asking that you donate clothes, household items and food,” Bradshaw said.

Story continues below advertisement

Kristin Holt, Nagata’s niece, has set up a GoFundMe page that had raised close to $12,000 by 6 p.m. Monday.

“I wanted to help her get back on her feet again and to ease that shock of having nothing,” Holt said.

As the community chips in, Nagata has managed to salvage some sentimental items from the rubble that is now her home.

“I’ve got some bins of photographs, it’s a miracle they were not burned.”

Sponsored content